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After installing my kozy world heater and lit the pilot the heater came on. all three plaques. this happened while the knob was still in the pilot position. the heater wont shut off.

Lit the pilot and the heater plaques lit too in the pilot position. Will not shut off without turning control knob to off position.

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I actually have three of these and what I found was the gas valve was stuck in the open position you may need to replace it or possibly remove it and try to clean it of any residue but be very careful if you don't know exactly what your doing then you need to get a pro. Remember that your dealing with propane and it could ignite and cause serious damage to you and your home. Please be very careful and you might want to call the manufacturer and talk to them about it. Because it is a gas appliance they have a responsibility to you if anything should happen then they may be liable.

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